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Articles and Essays

McFaul in the Quad

The following are selected academic articles and policy essays.

December 1, 2007

Should Democracy Be Promoted or Demoted?

The Washington Quarterly

The tragic result of the gap between declared objectives and strategies on democracy promotion is that many Americans are starting to view this...

December 1, 2007

The Myth of the Authoritarian Model

Foreign Affairs

How Putin's Crackdown Holds Russia Back

with Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

Vol. 87, No. 1 (Winter 2007)

The conventional...

September 28, 2007

Ukraine Imports Democracy: External Influences on the Orange Revolution

International Security

Vol. 32, No. 2 (Fall 2007)

Can the West promote democracy? An examination of one critical case, the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine,...

April 1, 2007

Are New Democracies War-Prone?

Journal of Democracy

April 2007

A review of Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder

March 26, 2007

Constructing Self-Enforcing Federalism in the Early United States and Modern Russia

Publius: A Journal of Federalism

All federal systems face the two fundamental dilemmas of federalism: too strong a center risks overawing the subnational units; and...

October 1, 2005

Chinese Dreams, Persian Realities

Journal of Democracy

The mid-2005 election of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as Iran's new president left those committed to democratic change in the country feeling shocked and...

July 1, 2005

Transitions from Postcommunism

Journal of Democracy

The years since 2000 have seen a surprising new wave of democratic breakthroughs in the postcommunist countries of Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine....

April 1, 2002

The Liberty Doctrine: Reclaiming the Purpose of American Power

Policy Review

THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE of President Bush and his administration to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States was superb,...

January 1, 2002

The Fourth Wave of Democracy and Dictatorship: Noncooperative Transitions in the Postcommunist World

World Politics
March 1, 2000

Yeltsin's Legacy

The Wilson Quarterly

Spring 2000